19 August 2009

Wotta Whoppah!

This is a massive pumpkin growing under the canopy of it's huge leaves (it's about 20 inches across so far) the plants total spread is nearly 7m, and there are lots of pumpkins coming all along its runners - I think we probably need to prune it, but having never grown one before we've just been enjoying watching what it will do next.

I took this shot above by shoving the camera into the foliage - the pumpkin looks very protected by those huge leaves, the angle of the shot really emphasises that I think.

You can see below just how far those runners go - there's another one of equal length on the other side!